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Testing on Florida boy, Zachary Reyna, shows ‘negative activity from the amoeba’

UPDATE Aug 24–Zachary Reyna passed away today. Read more here.

What is described as a “small victory” by the family of Glades County, Florida boy, Zachary Reyna, is certainly a move in the right direction.

On the Facebook page, Pray4Number4, the parents of 12-year-old Zac wrote:

Zachary Reyna Image/Pray4Number4 Facebook page

Zachary Reyna
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Thank you Jesus for giving us another day with Zac and another day of hope. We were told this morning that the antibiotics have defeated the infection. Tests showed negative activity from the amoeba. This is a small victory but we know the battle is not over. Extensive damage was done to his brain and we need to pray for any form of activity to come from his brain. I feel like Zac was in a slump, all ball players go through them. We all do. As his Dad and Coach I do all I can to help him get out of it by giving him extra training and making adjustments to his swing. We all go through tough times and we need to find God and prayer to get through theses slumps of life. 

God has sent Zac an army of coaches and through prayers Zac is ready. He’s ready to battle now. His slump is over. We will battle together with Zac and know that we are prepared for God’s decision. A victory is coming. Zac I love you and I know you are doing your best. Leave it all on the field son. I’m proud of you. We all are.

This is promising news for Zac and his family.

Related story: Parasitic meningitis case confirmed in Glades County, Florida

Zac’s situation has been described as a “rollercoaster ride” according to a NBC-2 news report. Just yesterday, Zachary’s father posted on Facebook:

Another day and no changes in Zac’s condition. His treatment is almost finished and there has been no progress. 

The family asks for our continued prayers.

 

Related story: Naegleria fowleri survivor, Kali Hardig, walks, swings bat and throws basketball

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  1. I CARE says:

    I pray to Our Heavenly Father that he will bring Zach out of this horrible sickness so he may enjoy a full life. Father please comfort Zach’s Family and give them what they need to see Zach thru this. In Jesus name, Amen.

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